Bob new pc.
How about you tell me what price you can get it for, and i'll try and see how much our suppliers are taking
Core i7 920, VERY wise choice. Overclocks like a dream.
I'm to tired to read the post so i glanced and saw a few words.
Power consumption. get a good efficient 90% or better 800-1000W PSU Make sure it has multiple rails for the different voltages since if you have lots of load on a single rail its less efficient.
100W idle, in your dreams, using a calculator thing my PC was drawing near (680w) the PSU's MAX wattage (750W) and my overclocked and (heavily) Over-volted CPU was drawing nearly TWICE the amount of wattage!!! over 160W maxed out!
Core i7, 6Gb good tripple channel ram ( 3 x 2Gb) get good cooling, overclock it to about 3.4-3.6Ghz
Dont buy a graphics card! Nvidias new stuff will be out soon! just make do with something "decent" just now. Nvidia 6800GT can be picked up for £40-50 these days, built in MPEG 4 decoding, etc. so it'll do.
As for drives, SSD's are good, but not good enough to justify such a price. i'd make do with standard drives just now, and get SSD's later in the year.
SAS drives (SCSI drives basically) running at 15,000RPM - if you want the ultimate in speed - but you'll need a pci express card (Yes PCI EXPRESS!) for the device board to hook them into - and some of those boards have 1Ghz cpus, just for controlling the hard drives!
im tired, im rambling, i have college tomorrow, probably some photography work due in and im going to sleep
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